The 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution has partnered with notable Virginia institutions and national partners to inspire local, national and international engagement in the themes of democracy, diversity and opportunity and to reinforce Virginia’s leadership in education, tourism, and economic development.

Partner Program: Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
Nov 28, 2018-Feb. 24, 2019

Partner Program: Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa

This innovative and visually compelling exhibition presents nearly 140 masks from the vast Congo region of Africa (known today as ...
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Partner Program: American Adventure Exhibit
Jan. 19-Apr. 28, 2019

Partner Program: American Adventure Exhibit

Do you have what it takes to survive? Take a step back into history to find out. In 1607, settlers ...
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Partner Program: 'Ain't I America?' Exhibit
Jan. 25-May 14

Partner Program: ‘Ain’t I America?’ Exhibit

In recognition of the statewide 2019 Commemoration, this exhibition will mark this occasion with some 40 works in various media ...
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Partner Program: Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future Speaker Series
Jan 31-April 9, 2019

Partner Program: Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future Speaker Series

The Humanities Research Center at Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting a year-long series of speaker events and programs that will ...
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Partner Program: Madison Vision Series
February 7-April 1, 2019

Partner Program: Madison Vision Series

The Madison Vision Series will bring renowned scholars, thinkers, and leaders to campus to help the JMU community engage with ...
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Partner Program: After Angelo- Celebrating Black Women in America
February 23, 2019

Partner Program: After Angelo- Celebrating Black Women in America

African-American women, from 1619 to today, are honored as Jamestown Settlement presents “After Angelo: Celebrating Black Women in America” on ...
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Partner Program:Secretly Y'all presents: (im/em)MIGRATION STORIES
February 25, 2019

Partner Program:Secretly Y’all presents: (im/em)MIGRATION STORIES

The Library of Virginia's exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond has inspired the storytelling organization Secretly Y'all to seek out immigration and ...
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Partner Program: Black- White Relations in Virginia
February 28, 2019

Partner Program: Black- White Relations in Virginia

Richard and Judith Randolph Strike a Blow Against Slavery Planter Richard Randolph learned to oppose slavery from his stepfather, St ...
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Partner Program: 1919 and Its Legacies: Race, Nation, and Conflict
Mar 1-2, 2019

Partner Program: 1919 and Its Legacies: Race, Nation, and Conflict

Join University of Richmond for a unique symposium on the historical importance and long-term impact of racial injustice on the ...
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ALL EVENTS

SIGNATURE EVENTS

See how we are commemorating 400 years of Virginia and American history.

EXHIBITIONS

Museums, foundations, and cultural institutions showcase 400 years of American culture and history.

PARTNER PROGRAMS

Our educational programs
highlight Virginia’s significant
role in American history.